Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mum Painting Workshops for Children, Teens, and Adults

Mum Fest Weekend in Barberton is quickly approaching.  I will also be offering 2 stylized mum painting workshops in my art studio.  You will choose a color scheme you like, and use simple techniques to create a lovely piece of art on canvas using acrylic paints.  Painters are always welcome to go rogue and create something different, using the resources provided!

Children's Mum Painting Workshop
Saturday, 9/23, 11 a.m. - noon.  We will work on canvases that are 11 x 14 or 12 x 12 and using acrylic paints.  $20

Register and pay here

This is the first of several Sensational Saturday Workshops for children this Fall.  See other workshops and classes HERE

Adult and Teen Mum Painting
Sunday, 9/24, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  We will work on canvases that are 16 x 20, or you can choose from smaller sizes, if you prefer.  We will use acrylic paints.  Light refreshments will be provided.  $25

Register and pay here

This is the first of several Sunday Crafternoon Workshops.  See other workshops and classes HERE.

Invite friends to join you for this fun experience.  Be inspired by the beautiful Mum Fest arrangements!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall Offerings Are Here!

I am bursting with delight for the classes I am offering this fall!  We have so many chances to create calm and creativity in so many different ways!  I will be highlighting some of my favorites over the next couple weeks!  There are opportunities for children and adults.  There is art and yoga.  There are homeschool options during the day, and so many other amazing chances for us to connect!

Don't delay!  Some classes begin next week!

Take a look at everything HERE

Please contact me for further information!

Lakeside Plein Air 2017

So a couple weeks ago was my favorite weekend of the summer.  I participated in the Lakeside Plein Air Festival in Lakeside, Ohio.  This was the 4th year I participated, and boy how my style and experience has changed in that time!  This year we camped, which turned out to be fairly remarkable.  I saw some old friends, and I painted, painted, and painted!

I've always enjoyed throwing painting on canvases in my backyard, but there is something so amazing about painting what you see outside.

Here are a few highlights:

Friday, July 28, 2017

Community Art

Dear Community Art,

I love you.  I hate you.  You scare me.  You steal my control--which feel like power so it's hard to surrender.


Brave Mim

I just finished coordinating a community art project.  In collaboration with Summit Artspace on Tusc and Barberton Better Block, I was gifted the privilege of inviting everyone to make some community art by painting picnic tables.

It was a huge project that took so many more hours that I could have ever anticipated.  It did not turn out in any way shape or form as I would have imagined, but it was a big success!

What is community art?  It is a creative journey in which one person coordinates in some crazy way the creative vision of all the other participants into some sort of cohesive vision and product.  Do you see how this might get complicated?!

Lots of little people and a few big people came out to make this experience a success.  HUGE gratitude to everyone who came out and shared their creativity and supported the creativity of others!  You can see all of these tables, and the tables created by professional local artists at Barberton Better Block on July 28, 5 - 10 p.m and July 29, all day.  After the event they will move to parks around Barberton.  Enjoy some photos below that will convey the spirit of the project!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Potterfest Wands

I am sooo excited to be part of Kent Potterfest this year!  And it's finally here--Saturday, July 29, noon - 9 p.m. in downtown Kent, Ohio.  I have been creating so many wands over the past few months.  Below is just a small sampling of wands, but I had to show them off!

If you can't wait, and you need one to take to the festival or you're worried I might sell out before you arrive.  {Last year I sold out in 2 hours!} then stop by my studio on Friday evening for Barberton 4th Friday.  My studio is in Summit Artspace on Tusc (formerly Art Center on Tusc), and I'm studio #102.  I will be there from 5-9 p.m.  If you want a specific wand you see, please email me, so that I'll be sure to have it waiting for you!

Here is a little sneak peak:

New this year--wands in house colors!  $10 each

Buy a set of all 4 house wands for a great price--$36

And then we come to the Super Powered Wands--already titled and ready to inspire magic making everyday life:

Creativity Wand--powered to inspire creativity in oneself and others $15

Royal and Regal Wand--powered to lead with confidence $15

Deep Waters Wand--pwered to move with strength through darkness toward light $15

Rainbow Wand--powered to unite around the promise of a better future $15

Phoenix Feather Wand--powered to rise from the ashes and find new life $15

Peace Wand--powered for serenity, calm, and focus $15

Dragonfly Wand--powers of enchantment and inspiring wisdom $15

Midnight Wand--powered to thrive through the darkest places in life $15

Black Rose Wand--powered to release and let go $15

Resistance Wand--powered to stand up and fight injustice $15

Hope Wand--powered for optimism and expectation of positive future outcomes $15
And of course there are loads of wands in browns and blacks with metallic accents that are just waiting for you and all other wizards and witches to start making your own magic for $10 each.

Wands are just for Potterfest!  They make great wands for special events or just because--stocking stuffers, you're going to survive this, college send offs and more!